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5 Things you need for a Stylish Man Cave

January 8, 2015

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At a loss on how to decorate your bachelor pad? All great interior designs start from a basis of simplicity before “points of distinction” or statement pieces are added. Statement pieces are choice items of designer furniture or furnishings which add a final stylistic flourish to your space. It’s not expensive to live in a designer […]

Stylish gadgets for: Shaving, Charging and Escaping Handcuffs

April 14, 2013

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After the discussing something as serious as suit construction and the merits of floating canvasses, I figured I could use a break and decided to update the old travel dopp kit with some stylish gadgets like: 100 proof Charging PowerFlask It’s bloody annoying trying to keep track of all the damn power adapters to charge the […]

Handcrafted Leather: Vichithong produces beautiful iPad cases

March 8, 2013

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I’ve owned a couple of cheap (sub $100) iPad and laptop cases over the years but one thing I’ve learnt is that when it comes to quality and craftsmanship, the $500 you pay for a well made handcrafted leather iPad cover is one you’ll profit from when 10 years later, the technology is outmoded but […]

From Goldfinger to Skyfall: Aston Martin DB5 is Classic Bond

March 6, 2013

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James Bond drives cars that epitomize cool. These aren’t the black saloons driven by real spies. Bond’s cars are fast, elegant, two seaters, and are as English as bangers and mash. It’s no surprise then, that Bond would be driving an Aston Martin in the latest Bond film, “Skyfall,” although we didn’t know which one […]

A life of elegance: Courtesy of The Merchant Fox

March 4, 2013

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It’s true there’s been an uptick of classic English menswear coming from outside Savile Row now but we can still trust the British Isles to be home to some of the finest meccas to sartorial living and a lifestyle of elegance. This latest bastion of men’s style? The Merchant Fox. Based in South West England, […]

An Hour at the Gym Is Worth Two at the Tailor’s

October 3, 2012

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For all the talk about cut and fit when it comes to suits, the facts are that as much as your tailor might be a wizard at disguising unsightly bumps and bulges, the master at Saville Row is still casting an illusion- You’re the one that needs to make it real. The adage- an hour […]

Lux Design Tips for Home Improvement

June 6, 2012

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As told to The Monsieur by Isabelle Glinka of Lux Design. Tips for Home Improvement 1. Don’t be afraid to step outside the box! Usually when we have lived in a space for so long, we get used to it and may miss seeing its fullest potential. 2. Having an outside opinion even from a friend […]